Commentary: Putin Sees Syria as Fight Against Islamist Extremism – SPIEGEL ONLINE

This is an excellent and thoughtful article from Spiegel Online. It’s a MUST READ article, in my view.

Commentary: Putin Sees Syria as Fight Against Islamist Extremism – SPIEGEL ONLINE.

This article focuses once again on the rebels in Syria.

Let me turn it to an open question:

Why should the West support Islamist extremists in Syria?

 

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Merkel Needs to Confront Real European Reform – Jürgen Habermas: SPIEGEL ONLINE

Chancelor of the Federal Republic of Germany D...

Chancelor of the Federal Republic of Germany Dr. Angela Merkel on the open door day at the Bundeskanzleramt in Berlin, Germany Français : Dr Angela Merkel, chancelière de la République Fédérale d’Allemagne, lors de la journée portes ouvertes de la Bundeskanzleramt à Berlin, en Allemagne. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Jürgen Habermas during a discussion in the Mun...

Jürgen Habermas during a discussion in the Munich School of Philosophy (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is an excellent MUST READ article by leading German sociologist and philosopher, Jürgen Habermas, published by Spiegel Online. Check it out!

via Jürgen Habermas: Merkel Needs to Confront Real European Reform – SPIEGEL ONLINE.

This article takes a very hard look at Angela Merkel‘s performance since the financial crisis of 2008. The conclusion is that Angela Merkel has bungled policies to appeal to popular German support, without confronting reality and risk to Germany’s European allies and partners in Southern Europe, including France.

Personally, I am still hopeful that Chancellor Angela Merkel will face up to her responsibilities once she wins the election in September; she’s seems the the favorite to win, unless there is a disaster.

Any thoughts?

 

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